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Microorganisms Keep Large Waterways Clean, Study Shows

Microorganisms Keep Large Waterways Clean, Study Shows

MANHATTAN, Kansas, March 16, 2008 (ENS) – Nitrogen can be a valuable nutrient that fertilizes crops, lawns and public parks, but too much nitrogen in water can cause environmental problems. Nitrogen in water can cause algal blooms that consume oxygen in lakes, rivers and oceans, causing the death of fish and other aquatic animals. To…

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

World Bank Fund Will Pay to Leave Forests Standing

NUSA DUA, Bali, Indonesia, December 11, 2007 (ENS) – A new multi-million dollar fund to compensate developing countries for the value of their living forests was launched today by the World Bank at the United Nations climate conference in Bali. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility was developed because forests are more important left standing than…